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Self and Social Awareness

This podcast originally aired on Emotions Mentor Podcast in June 2020. Best Selling Authors, Rebecca Hintze and David Nielson discuss how to re-group your mindset after social crisis. Re-define your goals, dreams, purpose and commitment. Get back on track. Listen for More

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Exploring Conscious Success with David Nielson

This podcast originally aired on Millennial Success Stories in May 2020. My guest for this episode, David Nielson, has written a book on success for millennials! In addition to his own success journeys, both in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, David spent years researching this book and the various factors that lead to success. He…

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Self-Awareness Fuels Success

This podcast originally aired on People At Work in May 2020. I like to use a car traveling on a road as a metaphor for my career journey. I pick the car, I choose the speed, direction, and route, and I pick where to stop. The road and services along the way are employers, coaches,…

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The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success; David Nielson

This podcast originally aired on Mindfulness Mode Podcast in May 2020. David Nielson is a life-long corporate leader after spending 18 years in the corporate world and another 33 years consulting to organizations and coaching executives. He’s been a frequent speaker at Chief Executive Network, Management Resources Association, Training Directors Forum, and many other organizations.…

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David E. Nielson on Success

This podcast originally aired on Gen Z Matters in January 2020. In our conversation today, David shares about his new book, the Nine Dimensions of Conscious Success, which will provide leaders of all ages the kind of self-awareness necessary for success today. We talk about how self-awareness and intentional success markers are important for Gen Z…

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‘Levers’ for Increasing Employee Engagement

This podcast originally aired on BlogTalkRadio in January 2020. There are two important frames of reference to consider in the arena of Employee Engagement; 1) The maximum job satisfaction of the employee, and 2) The employee’s maximum contribution to the company.  The research is clear that employee engagement continues to be a challenge for many…

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The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success with David E. Nielson

This podcast originally aired on The Millennial Business Podcast in September 2019. This episode is a little different to our usual episodes… this week Taylor interviews David E Nielson who is not a millennial himself but actually has written a book to help millennials. Over the years David has studied hundreds of people and figured…

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What It Takes to Be a Leader

This article was originally posted on Great Leadership in August 2019. As a leader, taking on a new challenge, making a change, or leading a team can be challenging. Be it in business or in life, it isn’t just a test of your ability to know what to do. It’s a test of your ability…

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3 Signs You’re an Authentic Leader

This article was originally posted on CEOWORLD in July 2019. A wise person once said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” This is such an obvious and simple statement, yet so many of us struggle with being our authentic selves. We pretend to be someone else to guard against our insecurities or perceived inadequacies.…

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Daily Gratitude

This article originally posted on Lead Change Group in May 2019. Gratitude is about attitude. It is the mindset you wake up with every morning and it guides your outlook on the world. I make a conscious effort to be positive and thankful for what I have. Gratitude is a conscious choice. It doesn’t just…

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How to Achieve Conscious Success

This article was originally posted on Skip Prichard in May 2019. If you want to achieve success, you should ponder these three questions: What is my best purpose to achieve conscious success? How can I demonstrate high awareness for conscious success? How can I positively differentiate myself from others? Those three questions are literally on…

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Are You Listening?

This article was originally posted on Lead Change Group in April 2019. To truly “seek to understand” someone, you have to slip into that person’s frame of reference. This includes understanding the person’s values, experience, knowledge, and emotion. You have to understand the elements of the other person, how the person ticks. You must try…

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The 100 Percent Mentality: Removing Barriers to High Performance

This article was originally posted on Lead Change Group in March 2019. As a coach, one of my fundamental beliefs is that most people have good intentions; they want to do the right thing. Invariably when I see others who repeatedly fail to produce desired results, it’s due to a systemic issue—it is a fundamental…

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Attacking Your Purpose with All the Passion That You Can Muster

This podcast originally aired on The Entrepreneur Way in March 2019. Probably the single largest difficulty was within myself and that was the fear of failure. I had a very high-paying executive level job in a Fortune 1000 company and I was choosing to walk away from that… I had to manage my own poverty…

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The 5 Ps of Conscious Success

This article was originally posted on Lead Change Group in February 2019. I have always been told that each snowflake is unique. The crystalline structure forms in different patterns each time the water vapor freezes in the atmosphere. Likewise, each of us is unique in our make-up, but we can all seem the same from…

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Consciousness vs. Consequences: Lessons Learned

This article was originally posted on Careers in Government in February 2019. I recently published a book, The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success – It’s All About YOU!, based on challenges and lessons learned over my 40-year career. I wondered whether those who enter the workforce today face bigger challenges than those I had encountered…

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Being Authentic Takes Work

This article was originally posted on Lead Change Group in January 2019. Since change is such a common dynamic in organizations, change leaders and/or change agents are important roles. Authenticity is really a critical element for these roles. Change is difficult for most people, and those most impacted by change look to leaders and agents…

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Defining Social Awareness

This article was originally posted on Leading EDGE in January 2019. Since change is such a common dynamic in organizations, change leaders and/or change agents are important roles. Authenticity is really a critical element for these roles. Change is difficult for most people, and those most impacted by change look to leaders and agents as…

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Preview Thursday: The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

This article was originally posted on Lead Change Group in January 2019. My time growing up was fairly typical. My father worked for United Airlines in a variety of executive positions, rising up to becoming the assistant to the president. My mother was a homemaker and took care of three kids, two dogs, and one…

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Grateful Leaders are Great Leaders

This article was originally posted on Leadership Freak in January 2019. But showing gratitude meets a need humans share—self-actualization. We yearn to feel like we belong and are appreciated by others. We feel stuck if we do not feel this way. A leader who says “thank you” is a leader who engages his team and…

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Smile Study

This article was originally posted on ChipBell.com in January 2019. Whether it is physically less exhausting to smile than to scowl, it is certainly beneficial, and thus there is something to this ancient exhortation to put aside negative emotions long enough to “turn a frown upside down.” Read More

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The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success – It’s All About You!

This article was originally posted on Pages for Growth in January 2019. David’s writing style is personable, interacting, and full of real-life stories and examples that I can relate to. The book takes us on a journey to be present, be noticed without being flashy, and how to experience personal success. One of the keys…

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The 9 Dimensions Of Conscious Success – David Nielsen

This podcast originally aired on PhilGerbyshak.com in January 2019. We discuss some of David’s differentiators and a lot about his Conscious Success Model. He builds the foundation of his Conscious Success Model on three pillars: Purpose, Self-awareness, and Social Awareness. When combined and mastered, these essential starting blocks will bring you fulfillment on their own, but…

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The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

This article was originally posted on LeadershipNow in January 2019. Leadership and life are built on relationships. Despite any talent or education you may have, your ability to work with and influence others is what will set you apart. But that doesn’t just happen. You need a plan. Read More

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Communicate with Purpose

This article was originally posted on SmartBrief in January 2019. What is the purpose of your message? What do you hope it will achieve? Providing facts, queries, responses, greetings, invitations, etc. Regarding email messages, there is nothing worse than sending (or receiving) a revenge email. When you are upset and want to dump all of…

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Mindfulness: The Path To A Successful You

Rodger Dean Duncan interviewed David Nielson about his new book, The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success. It simply offers a straightforward framework for managing your life mindfully—aware of and attentive to the skills and behaviors that produce great results.

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Book Review – 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

This review was originally posted on Dad of Divas’ Reviews in January 2019. Nielson builds the foundation of his Conscious Success Model on three pillars: Purpose, Self-awareness, and Social Awareness. When combined and mastered, these essential starting blocks will bring you fulfillment on their own, but they can also be used to create your unique…

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